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What Is the Way To Work through Personality Differences?

What Is the Way to Work Though Personality Differences_

Rick, recently you talked about how you tend to live on “military time” and Lucia lives on “island time” and how you both have had to work through your conflicting personality traits in your marriage. You also tied this to how the gospel speaks to… Continue Reading …

My Husband Never Asks for Forgiveness. How Am I to Respond?

My Husband Never Asks for Forgiveness. How Am I to Respond? 001

I’m frustrated! I am always approaching my husband with my sin, asking for his forgiveness, but he seems never to see his need to ask me for forgiveness. Many times he won’t even bother to forgive me. What am I to do? Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Here Is a Useful Way to Connect the Gospel to Arguments

Here Is a Useful Way to Connect the Gospel to Arguments

There are times in a relationship when winning the argument should not be your first call to action. Jesus talked about turning the other cheek and going the extra mile with some folks. What relationships do you have where it would be a better experience… Continue Reading …

When You Unknowingly Act Like the Unkind People You Decry

When You Unknowingly Act Like the Unkind People You Decry

When you see unkindness in others, do you quickly recognize it for what it is? Do the vitriol on the Internet or your more challenging interpersonal relationships bother you? Are you quick to call out uncharitable judgments? What about you? Do you see traces of… Continue Reading …

How to Move Your Marriage from Hostility to Harmony

How to Move Your Marriage from Hostility to Harmony

Marriage is a marathon, and if you want to do it well, it’s vital that you understand and implement these seven practical keys. If not, it’s likely that hostility will come and harmony will be a lost dream. There is transformative hope in God’s Word.… Continue Reading …

Do You See Me As an Angry Person?

Do You See Me As an Angry Person?

One of the most effective leadership opportunities that you will have is to ask those close to you how they perceive you. And because we all struggle with anger, asking if they see you as an angry person is an excellent query for them. It… Continue Reading …

Practical Thoughts on How to Disagree with Others

Practical Thoughts on How to Disagree with Others

You’ve heard the expression, “we can agree to disagree.” It’s catchy, but how are you when it comes to disagreeing with someone who believes differently from you? Are you quick to attack and slow to think? Do your passions run ahead of any redemptive possibilities… Continue Reading …

Ep. 214 Getting to the Heart of the Matter With a Combative Couple

Getting to the Heart of a Combative Couple

Shows Main Idea – What you see with any person or couple that you’re helping is not the primary thing you must know. You need to understand how to penetrate the noise and chaos of their lives, and the insight to drill to the heart… Continue Reading …

How to Help Christians Who Don’t Act Like Christians

Do you know of any Christians who do not act like Christians? Are they your friends? How would you help them? A friend asked me this question, and I gave him nine ideas that provided some clarity on how to help those who claim to… Continue Reading …

How to Agree to Disagree and Still Enjoy Each Other

Some conflict does not end with an agreement. There are times when the best you can do is “agree to disagree.” As you think about this popular cliche, it’s vital to start with your heart motivations rather than the thing that is dividing you. In… Continue Reading …